Carolyn Santora, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CSHA, CPHQ
Carolyn Santora, MS, RN, NEA-BC, CSHA, CPHQ is the Interim Chief Nursing Officer and the Chief of Regulatory Affairs at Stony Brook University Hospital. She is a graduate of St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing, received a B.S. degree in Nursing from Adelphi University, and a Masters Degree in Critical Care Nursing from SUNY Stony Brook. She was dually trained as NP and CNS. She has held progressive management positions at SBUH, having served as the Associate Director for Cardiac, Trauma & Emergency Services prior to taking on her position of Chief of Regulatory Affairs in 2007. Since October 2015 she has been serving as the Interim Chief Nursing Officer in addition to continuing as the Chief of Regulatory Affairs. She was one of the founding members of the hospital staff having entered service in 1979 as a TR3 Clinician for the first Surgery Unit (18N). She is nationally known for her expertise in Emergency Department Overcrowding, and has published on the same. Her national presentations include lectures and poster presentations on Pain Management, Nursing Leadership, Quality and Safety. Ms. Santora holds ANCC certification as a Nurse Executive, Advanced, and is certified as a professional in Health Care Quality and as a Specialist in Hospital Accreditation.